Bellino received the award from Kyle Rorah, director of public policy for Ducks Unlimited Great Lakes and Atlantic Region. The award recognizes Bellino’s work in legislation and policy supporting wetlands conservation and Ducks Unlimited, Bellino’s office said in a news release.
“Enjoying Michigan’s great outdoors is a way of life for many families in our state, and no organization is more dedicated to protecting our outdoor spaces than Ducks Unlimited,” Bellino said. “It is a great honor to be recognized by such an exceptional organization, and I look forward to continuing to work with Michigan Ducks Unlimited and its thousands of passionate members across our state to help support conservation efforts on the public and private lands to benefit wildlife, enhancing recreational opportunities and supporting Michigan’s strong outdoor economy.
Since the founding of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the organization has invested more than $55 million in nearly 500 individual outdoor projects and has worked to conserve and protect more than 90,000 acres of waterfowl habitat in Michigan, Bellino’s office said in the press release.
This article was originally published on The Monroe News: Bellino named Michigan Ducks Unlimited Legislator of the Year